Moxibustion (Moxa) is a traditional heat therapy which consists of burning dried Artemesian Mugwort on particular points on the body in order to warm the point. This activates the point and increases circulation in the area. This herb plays an important role in the traditional medical systems of China (including Tibet), Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Mongolia.
Mugwort is usually aged in the sun and ground up to a fluff; practitioners roll the herb into cones and place them either directly on the skin, on a ginger slice on the skin, or even suspended on a needle to warm the needle itself. It also can be processed further into a cigar-shaped stick that can be hovered close to the body to activate the blood and increase circulation. This is particularly great for increasing fertility or healing an injury.
Here at the medicine tree, our practitioner will suggest this treatment as needed to help fight pain and other ailments.